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Cop perishes in roadside bombing Taliban attack Barg-e-Matal district

12 December, 2012

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ASADABAD: An employee of counter-terrorism police was killed in a roadside bomb attack in Kunar province this morning, police said Tuesday.

Abdul Mateen Khan, head of counter-terrorism police in Kunar province, told Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) that they lost a worker in a roadside attack in Tesha area of Asadabad, capital of Kunar province.

He said the counter-terrorism police worker, Ibadullah was on way to his home when a remote controlled landmine exploded on him at approximately 8:00 a.m. (local time).

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Meanwhile, Taliban attacked Barg-e-Matal district of eastern Nuristan province late yesterday, killing an Afghan security men and wounding three more, police said Tuesday.

A large number of Taliban gunmen attacked several check posts in the centre of Barg-e-Matal, sparking a firefight, Ghulamullah Nuristani, provincial police chief, told Afghan Islamic Press (AIP).

He said a border policeman was killed while a solider of Afghan National Army (ANA) and a border cop were wounded in the gunbattle which lasted for two hours, adding Taliban also suffered casualties but they had no precise count.

ISAF, however, claimed "Afgahan Border Police killed seven insurgents during an engagement in Barge-e- Matal District."

Taliban reported clashes in Barg-e-Matal district as their spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told AIP that Taliban targeted several security posts in the district centre, killing three police and wounding several more.

He said Taliban captured a check post after the clash and seized several arms.

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